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  • 100,000 Beating Hearts

    100,000 Beating Hearts

    2017 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Food, Land
    Director: Peter Byck
    0:15

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    Winner of “BEST SHORT” 2017. A pioneering farmer in rural Georgia shares his journey from industrialized beef production to sustainable, humane agricultural and environmental stewardship. See the entire series of Carbon Cowboys Innovative Farmers and Ranchers here.

  • 2077 – Somewhere on Planet Earth

    2077 – Somewhere on Planet Earth

    2020 • Animation, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Silvia Zeitlinger (Italy)
    0:02

    Two monkeys in the future philosophize about a species that went extinct.

  • 60 MiNueTs Toxic

    60 MiNueTs Toxic

    2019 • Animation, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Susan Lamontagne (USA)
    0:18

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    With puppets modeled after legendary 60 Minutes journalists, an investigation into how toxic chemicals in everyday products are undermining children’s health, how our government is failing to stop it, and what we can do to protect ourselves and our families.

  • A Beautiful Mistake

    A Beautiful Mistake

    2018 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Jill Somer (Greece)
    0:05

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    Students on a Greek island write heartfelt letters to Mother Earth.

  • A Fistful of Rubbish

    A Fistful of Rubbish

    2020 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land
    Director: David Regos (Spain)
    0:14

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    The Tabernas Desert in Spain, Europe’s only desert, is famous for being the backdrop of many Spaghetti Western films. It’s now sadly being trashed and locals are forming a posse to take matters into their own hands.

  • A PLACE IN THE GARDEN

    A PLACE IN THE GARDEN

    2019 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land
    Director: Jeff Buss, Christina Ciano (USA)
    0:17

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    Two couples become citizen scientists by creating hummingbird oases in their backyards, giving educational talks to the public, and enlisting specialists to collect data about these elusive, brilliant wonders of the natural world.

  • A Plastic Ocean

    A Plastic Ocean

    2017 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Craig Leeson (Hong Kong)
    1:39

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    When journalist Craig Leeson discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean, he teams up with champion free diver Tanya Streeter, and they travel to 20 locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans. During their adventures they uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution and reveal solutions that could easily be put into action. (3rd Party Provider)

  • A Walk Through the Land of a Thousand Hills

    A Walk Through the Land of a Thousand Hills

    2020 • Adventure, Food, Land, Wildlife
    Director: Chema Domenech (Rwanda, USA)
    0:11

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    A native park ranger shares the secrets of Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda, one of the most biodiverse places in the world with almost 300 bird species, 1,000 plant species, and dozens of large and small mammals.

  • AFTER THE FIRE

    AFTER THE FIRE

    2019 • Adventure, Food, Land, Wildlife
    Director: Derek Knowles (USA)
    0:19

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    The story of three individuals’ quiet strength as they pick up the pieces and seek to understand the ways their community has been changed overnight by the 2017 destructive fire in Sonoma Valley.

  • Ampersand

    Ampersand

    2017 • Animation, Energy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Erin Shea (USA)
    0:03

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    A delightful animated journey from the subatomic to the galactic. Learn more about the film here.

  • Antarctic – Little Animal

    Antarctic – Little Animal

    2020 • Adventure, Animation, Environmental Advocacy
    Director: Paola de Sousa (France)
    0:03

    Charming animated journey of a seal and a penguin from New Zealand to Antarctica.

  • ASHES TO ASHES

    ASHES TO ASHES

    2019 • Adventure, Animation, Environmental Advocacy
    Director: Kelly Marshall (USA)
    0:16

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    The impacts of coal ash, a pollution by-product of burning coal, on a small community in Northeast Alabama through the eyes of a mayor whose town sits on the river’s banks and a businessman in the Mobile Bay.

  • Back to Nature

    Back to Nature

    2020 • Adventure, Animation, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives
    Director: João Pomberio (Portugal)
    0:08

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    Trippy musical journey into humankind’s relationship with the natural world with glimpses of a future harmonious utopia.

  • BEEBOX

    BEEBOX

    2019 • Adventure, Animation, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Cable Hardin (USA)
    0:03

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    Animated tale of agriculture and ecoculture as told by a bee and its box.

  • BEFORE THE FLOOD

    BEFORE THE FLOOD

    2017 • Climate, Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Fisher Stevens (US)
    1:36

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    Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens travel to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. DiCaprio goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

  • Beyond the Philth

    Beyond the Philth

    2020 • Environmental Advocacy, Land, Local, Youth
    Director: Marlee Snyder, Renee Cinningham, Christina Karos, Emily Moser, Mengyuan Cao (USA)
    0:15

    This local student short explores the subject of trash in Philadelphia and discovers that the issues are greater than the trash itself.

  • BIG BOOOM

    BIG BOOOM

    2019 • Environmental Advocacy, Land, Local, Youth
    Director: Marat Narimanov (Russia)
    0:04

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    An eco-friendly, animated view of the history of humanity and our planet.

  • Blue

    Blue

    2018 • Adventure, Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Karina Holden (Australia)
    1:24

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    Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish! BLUE tells the powerful story of our changing oceans, profiling passionate advocates who defend habitats, campaign for smarter fishing, combat marine pollution, and fight for protection of keystone species. There is a way forward and the time to act is now. (3rd Party Provider)

  • CARBON WEEVILS

    CARBON WEEVILS

    2019 • Adventure, Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Tim Britton (UK)
    0:07

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    Funny animated film about our love affair with carbon.

  • Chasing Coral

    Chasing Coral

    2018 • Adventure, Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Jeff Orlowski (US)
    1:33

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    2018 Oscar Shortlist for Best Documentary; 2017 Sundance Audience Favorite Award, US Documentary Category. Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate due to man-made climate change. Using time-lapse photography and gorgeous cinematography, divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to document the heartbreaking losses of coral in the Great Barrier Reef and elsewhere. Following his acclaimed film Chasing Ice, Director Jeff Orlowski reveals an amazing undersea world in a film that is a rousing call to action. (3rd Party Provider)

  • Chiripajas

    Chiripajas

    2020 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water, Wildlife
    Director: Olga Poliektova, Jaume Quiles (Russian Federation, Spain)
    0:02

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    The big adventure of one small turtle, trying to find his family and faced with the pressing problem of a polluted ocean.

  • CLIMATE LIARS

    CLIMATE LIARS

    2019 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water, Wildlife
    Director: Adam Crockett (UK)
    0:05

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    Made entirely by printing onto ice, this film explores recently leaked documents that helped to uncover a dangerous campaign of deception.

  • COOKED: SURVIVAL BY ZIP CODE

    COOKED: SURVIVAL BY ZIP CODE

    2019 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy
    Director: Judith A. Helfand (USA)
    1:16

    In July 1995, Chicago was hit by a record heat wave that claimed the lives of 739 residents, primarily elderly African Americans and those living in poverty.  Using this tragedy as a jumping-off point, and referencing other extreme weather catastrophes like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, COOKED offers a compelling case that the extreme inequity in economically disadvantaged communities should be addressed preventatively with the same attention and resources provided for natural disasters. This provocative film reframes the politics of disaster.

  • CURRENT REVOLUTION

    CURRENT REVOLUTION

    2019 • Energy
    Director: Roger Sorkin (USA)
    0:37

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    For decades, the utilities industry has been a driving engine of the US economy, contributing to our progress with a business model that focuses on centralized generation. But now, power companies face a crisis that requires them to capture a new market share to survive in the 21st century. From substations to gas stations, boardrooms to military bases, this film tells the story of America’s energy industry on the brink of massive change.  Whether it fails, prevails or adapts, the outcome will profoundly affect us all.  

  • DERRICK POTTLE, KEEPER OF THE FLAME

    DERRICK POTTLE, KEEPER OF THE FLAME

    2019 • Energy
    Director: Jason van Bruggen (Canada)
    0:07

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    An Inuit hunter and elder from Nuntsiavut, Labrador, examines how climate change is severely impacting the social fabric and livelihoods of Arctic communities, including shortening the hunting season.

  • Desolation Follows

    Desolation Follows

    2018 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land
    Director: Burnham Aldridge (UK)
    0:09

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    Student Short Film Competition 2nd Place Award Winner. The English moors elicit a sense of the wild and untamed. Yet all is not as it seems.

  • Detroit Hives

    Detroit Hives

    2020 • Environmental Advocacy, Food, Land
    Director: Palmer Morse, Rachel Weinberg (USA)
    0:05

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    A young couple from East Detroit work hard to bring diversity to the field of beekeeping and create opportunities for young Detroit residents, rebuilding their inner-city community one hive at a time.

  • DIGNITY AT A MONUMENTAL SCALE

    DIGNITY AT A MONUMENTAL SCALE

    2019 • Environmental Advocacy, Food, Land
    Director: Kelly Whalen (USA)
    0:08

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    With his images of everyday Navajo life across the Four Corners region, a primary care physician and artist creates murals that allow community members to see themselves represented at monumental scales, while his installations off the reservation help showcase their struggles—and their resilience—to the world at large.

  • El Yolero

    El Yolero

    2018 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Oscar Guzmán (Dominican Republic)
    0:01

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    When a man carelessly throws away a plastic bottle in a lake, strange things happen.

  • Electrifying India

    Electrifying India

    2020 • Adventure, Climate, Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Youth
    Director: Sam Eaton (India)
    0:11

    A solar power grid brings opportunity and change to a rural Indian village.

  • Euphoria

    Euphoria

    2020 • Animation, Climate, Global Perspectives
    Director: Katalin Egely (Hungary)
    0:04

    Sophisticated and elegant animation on the paradox between man and nature.

  • EVERY NINE MINUTES

    EVERY NINE MINUTES

    2019 • Animation, Climate, Global Perspectives
    Director: DJ O'Neil, Oliver Hamilton (USA)
    0:04

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    Every nine minutes, the weight of a blue whale (300,000 pounds) in plastic makes its way into our oceans. To call attention to this, the Monterey Bay Aquarium built a life-sized replica of a blue whale made of single use, locally sourced plastic trash, the largest sculpture of its kind ever built.

  • EVERYTHING CONNECTS

    EVERYTHING CONNECTS

    2019 • Animation, Climate, Global Perspectives
    Director: Dylan D'Haeze (USA)
    0:35

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    An entertaining exploration on how everything we do affects the planet and how it’s possible to build a sustainable future.

  • Fantastic Fungi

    Fantastic Fungi

    2020 • Adventure, Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Food, Global Perspectives, Land
    Director: Louie Schwartzberg (USA)
    1:21

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    Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi is a revelatory time-lapse journey, from 2019 Maui Film Festival Visionary Award honoree and director Louie Schwartzberg, about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. Better yet, you’ll see it through the eyes of mycologists, like renowned Paul Stamets exing about the unlimited potential of fungi in the fields of food, medicine, expanding consciousness, bioremediation, neurogenesis and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Ferryman at the Wall

    Ferryman at the Wall

    2020 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Water
    Director: David Freid (Mexico, USA)
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    For the past 40 years, the ferryman of Big Bend, TX, has been ferrying tourists across the Rio Grande for a little taste of Mexican life – but now a big border wall might get in the way.

  • Fighting Fire with Fire

    Fighting Fire with Fire

    2020 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Land
    Director: Sinead Santich (USA)
    0:03

    Tribal Chairman of the North Fork Mono Tribe leads students through a “cultural burn,” teaching them the historic indigenous tradition used as a tool to alleviate devastating wildfires.

  • FIRE FOLLOWERS

    FIRE FOLLOWERS

    2019 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Land
    Director: Steven Bumgardner (USA)
    0:06

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    Fire-following flowers germinate and bloom after a fire, covering the landscape in a beautiful but brief wildflower display that may not return until the next fire, sometimes decades later.

  • Fish

    Fish

    2017 • Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Saman Hosseninpour, Iran
    0:04

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    The fate of a goldfish in an elderly couple’s home.

  • FLIN

    FLIN

    2019 • Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Catherine Valle (Ecuador)
    0:03

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    Animation about Flin, a shark teaching his son to swim and hunt, when Flin unexpectedly disappears.

  • FLIPPING THE SWITCH

    FLIPPING THE SWITCH

    2019 • Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Will Parrinello, John Antonelli, Matt Yamashita (USA)
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    LeeAnne Walters led a citizens’ movement that tested the tap water in Flint, Michigan, exposing the Flint Water Crisis by finding that one in six homes had lead levels in water exceeding the EPA’s safety threshold. Walters’ persistence compelled the local, state, and federal governments to take action and ensure that residents of Flint have access to clean water. LeeAnne was the 2018 North American recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize.

  • Gajah Borneo

    Gajah Borneo

    2020 • Animation, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Shervin Hess (USA)
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    Inspired by real events, the story of a Borneo pygmy elephant calf in a land ruled by palm oil comes to life in stop motion animation made out of recycled paper.

  • GASOLINE GASOLINE

    GASOLINE GASOLINE

    2019 • Animation, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Billiam James (Canada)
    0:03

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    Missy D sings a break-up song about the ending of our love affair with gasoline and Bill McKibben joins in.

  • GIVERS AND TAKERS

    GIVERS AND TAKERS

    2019 • Animation, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Peter Byck (USA)
    0:10

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    When a South Carolina farmer changes from conventional to regenerative grazing, in just a few months he sees huge and positive changes for his land, his animals, and his bottom line. See the entire series of Carbon Cowboys Innovative Farmers and Ranchers here.

  • GLOBAL WARMING – SURREAL WILL BE REAL

    GLOBAL WARMING – SURREAL WILL BE REAL

    2019 • Animation, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Dimitri Pantchev (USA)
    0:01

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    Young children voice concern about climate change.

  • GOD HAS ALREADY GONE AHEAD

    GOD HAS ALREADY GONE AHEAD

    2019 • Animation, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Peter Böving (Germany)
    0:10

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    A centuries-long settlement history of a small town in Germany told from the perspective of Egyptian geese through incredible Lego animation.

  • GREAT WHITE

    GREAT WHITE

    2019 • Animation, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Manolo Mendieta (USA)
    0:03

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    A look below the surface at one of the most ancient and feared creatures on Earth which are peaceful by nature, yet are at risk of extinction.

  • GREENLAND MELTS

    GREENLAND MELTS

    2019 • Animation, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Jason van Bruggen (Canada)
    0:04

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    The melting of the Greenlandic Ice Sheet over 25 years as observed by one of the world’s leading climate scientists. Filmed at Swiss Camp, Polar Research Station, Greenland. 69 degrees latitude, 49 degrees longitude.

  • HEAT DEATH

    HEAT DEATH

    2019 • Animation, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Ellie Larkin (UK)
    0:02

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    An experimental stop-motion about climate change deniers set in the distant future.

  • Honeyland

    Honeyland

    2020 • Environmental Advocacy, Food, Global Perspectives, Land, Wildlife
    Director: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov (The Republic of Macedonia)
    1:27

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    In the remote mountains of Macedonia, the last female beekeeper tends to her hives using ancient techniques and following the golden rule for sustainable honey cultivation: take half, but leave half for the bees. When an itinerant Turkish family moves in next door, her peaceful existence and nature’s delicate balance is threatened. This stunning film won three awards at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, including the grand jury prize for documentary in world cinema showcase, and is the first film in history to receive two 2020 Academy Award nominations, for best documentary and best international feature.

  • Ice on Fire

    Ice on Fire

    2020 • Adventure, Climate, Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Water
    Director: Leila Conners (USA, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, UK)
    1:28

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    Can we reverse climate change? Ice on Fire explores the many ways we can reduce carbon inputs to the atmosphere and, more important, how to draw carbon down, bringing CO2 out of the atmosphere and thus paving the way for global temperatures to go down. We have heard the predictions, but now climate-related events are a daily reality. Reversing climate change is urgent. Through visionaries and scientists young and old, the film explores the deep hope that we can turn away from the brink.

  • In Your Hands

    In Your Hands

    2020 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Youth
    Director: Brandon Moore (USA)
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    This powerful repurposing of an historic speech asks viewers to look inward and rediscover our connection with the natural world.

  • Insect Garden – Butterfly Paradise

    Insect Garden – Butterfly Paradise

    2020 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Water
    Director: Tim Visser (Netherlands)
    0:05

    82-year-old Willem transformed a remote potato farm into one of the most important butterfly habitats in the region for over 40 years. But due to an overload of nitrogen in the air, Willem’s flower rich butterfly paradise is being slowly driven away by a monoculture of grass.

  • Killing the Colorado

    Killing the Colorado

    2017 • Water
    Director: Alan and Susan Raymond (US)
    1:26

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    From Academy Award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Barbara Kopple, Alan and Susan Raymond, and Sundance Award-winning director Jesse Moss, KILLING THE COLORADO is a glimpse into the serious manmade water shortage that threatens the very existence of the American West. The film presents the grim reality that 40 million Americans could soon be without enough water and proposes innovative solutions to preserve this precious resource for future generations. The film features compelling insights from senior research scientists, water resource experts, industrial farmers, and state leaders at the forefront of the water crisis.

  • King In The Mountain

    King In The Mountain

    2017 • Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Land, Local, Water
    Director: Dave Edwards
    0:54

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    King In The Mountain is about the social, financial, and environmental impact of anthracite coal mining in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It also visits the struggles of immigrants through the industrial revolution, and the exploitation of man and earth. (3rd Party Provider)

  • KITTY CRAG

    KITTY CRAG

    2019 • Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Land, Local, Water
    Director: Holly Friesner, Ryan Hodgkins, Maddie Juby, Tim Smith, Joel Todd and Tom Weaver (UK)
    0:04

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    Following a day in the life of an aging craftsman living in the hills of the English Lake District, we learn what it's like to possess unbridled dedication to the natural world. 

  • Kofi and Lartey

    Kofi and Lartey

    2020 • Adventure, Climate, Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Youth
    Director: Sasha Rainbow (Ghana, USA, New Zealand)
    0:20

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    The moving story of a man who escaped his village in Ghana, one of the most toxic places in the world with Africa’s largest electronic waste dump, and his fight to try and empower two young boys to do the same.

  • Land Without Evil

    Land Without Evil

    2020 • Adventure, Animation, Global Perspectives
    Director: Katalin Egely (Hungary)
    0:04

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    This gorgeous animation based on Paraguayan mythology asks:  what if the real paradise is inside us and lies in the harmony and unity of everything alive?

  • LEAFCUTTERS

    LEAFCUTTERS

    2019 • Adventure, Animation, Global Perspectives
    Director: Catherine Chalmers (USA)
    0:19

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    An amazing artistic exploration of how wild ants blur the boundaries between culture and nature.

  • LEGACY

    LEGACY

    2019 • Adventure, Animation, Global Perspectives
    Director: Barry Mitchell (Australia)
    0:07

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    In a cave by the sea sometime in the future, a woman sits by a fire, preparing a meal for herself and three children, while she tells them a sad tale about what happened to their ancestors – us.

  • Let’s Go To Antarctica!

    Let’s Go To Antarctica!

    2020 • Adventure, Climate, Energy, Environmental Advocacy
    Director: Gonzaga Manso (Antarctica, Spain)
    0:05

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    A funny and sardonic short that pokes gentle fun at eco-tourism.

  • Living in the Future’s Past

    Living in the Future’s Past

    2018 • Climate, Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Food, Global Perspectives, Land, Water, Wildlife
    Director: Susan Kucera (US)
    1:23

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    Academy Award Winner® Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed and highly original film about who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Along with prominent scientists and authors, Bridges weaves a story that upends our way of thinking and provides insights into our subconscious motivations, unintended consequences, what to do about our fossil slaves, and how our fundamental animal nature influences our future as humankind. (3rd Party Provider)

  • LOVE & BANANAS

    LOVE & BANANAS

    2019 • Adventure, Global Perspectives, Wildlife, Youth
    Director: Ashley Bell (USA/Thailand)
    1:28

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    Asian elephants in captivity often endure life as ill-treated service animals. But elephant rescues in Thailand are rare and often life-threatening. A team of elephant rescuers led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist, Lek Chailert, embarks on a daring 48-hour mission across Thailand to rescue a captive Asian elephant from a trekking camp and bring her to freedom. This uplifting family-friendly film offers a new way of thinking about this species and shows what can be done to prevent the extinction of Asian elephants. We learn that there’s no need to abuse an elephant to control it. All that it takes is love and bananas.

  • Lowland Kids

    Lowland Kids

    2020 • Energy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Sandra Winther (USA)
    0:22

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    As climate change erases the Louisiana coast, the last two teenagers on Isle de Jean Charles fight a losing battle to stay on an island that’s been their family home for generations.

  • Mexican Fishing Bats

    Mexican Fishing Bats

    2018 • Global Perspectives, Water, Wildlife
    Director: Edward M. Roqueta (Canada)
    0:06

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    In the Sea of Cortez, researchers delve into the mysteries of the endangered Mexican fishing bat using boats, nets, and high-tech gear.

  • Microplastic Madness

    Microplastic Madness

    2020 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Land, Water, Youth
    Director: Atsuko Quirk, Debby Lee Cohen (USA)
    1:16

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    Brooklyn fifth graders take on the roles of citizen scientists, community leaders, and advocates, taking a deep dive into the root causes of plastic pollution. At their school they take action to rid their cafeteria of single-use plastic, leading to city-wide action and a youth-led “plastic-free” movement.  An inspirational and optimistic take on the local and global plastic pollution crisis as told through a refreshing urban youth point of view with a powerful “take action” message.  

  • MINING THE MOTHERLODE

    MINING THE MOTHERLODE

    2017 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Land, Water
    Director: H. Paul Moon (US)
    0:08

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    Combining cinematic Western landscapes with intimate poetry recitation, this short is an agrarian dirge on wasted resources, our culture of consumption, and brokers who trade on our most precious resource: water.

  • Mni Wiconi: Water is Life

    Mni Wiconi: Water is Life

    2020 • Adventure, Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Land, Water
    Director: Miguel Antonio Genz (USA)
    0:03

    Animated musical short aims to create social awareness regarding contamination of natural resources. Dedicated to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Dakota Territory and the Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • Modified

    Modified

    2020 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Food, Global Perspectives, Land
    Director: Aube Giroux (Canada)
    1:27

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    In this visual celebration of food and family, the filmmaker and her mother embark on a personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada --  despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. Through their shared love of food, the extent to which the agribusiness industry controls our food policies is revealed, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system. This multiple award-winning documentary was praised by world-renowned chef Jacques Pépin and won the 2019 James Beard Broadcast Media Award for best documentary.

  • Moonshadow

    Moonshadow

    2018 • Adventure
    Director: David Elkins (US)
    0:06

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    Experience the Great Eclipse of 2017 filmed with multiple cameras in the remote and rugged landscape of Eastern Oregon.

  • MOSQUITO METAMORPHOSIS

    MOSQUITO METAMORPHOSIS

    2019 • Adventure
    Director: Celestina Wright (USA)
    0:06

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    An imaginative and insightful journey into the amazing life cycle of Culex pipiens mosquitoes.

  • Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

    Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

    2020 • Climate, Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Land, Water
    Director: Alexander John Gulstrom (USA)
    1:15

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    Mossville, Louisiana, a community founded by freed slaves, was once a thriving, safe haven. Today it’s a breeding ground for petrochemical plants and their spewing black clouds. Many residents are forced from their homes; those that stay suffer from prolonged exposure to contamination and pollution. Amid this chaos stands one man who refuses to abandon his family’s land and fights for basic human rights in this powerful portrait of resilience.

  • MOUNTAIN YELLOW-LEGGED FROGS

    MOUNTAIN YELLOW-LEGGED FROGS

    2019 • Climate, Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Land, Water
    Director: Steven Bumgardner (USA)
    0:08

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    Once the most abundant vertebrate in the Sierra Nevada, mountain yellow-legged frog populations plummeted with the introduction of non-native fish, but innovative restoration efforts in Yosemite National Park are helping to protect this rare and endangered species.

  • Not a Pet

    Not a Pet

    2020 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Andrea Walji (UK)
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    Hundreds of cheetah cubs are stolen from the wild each year, decimating the wild population in Africa, to be smuggled illegally into the Middle East and sold as pets. This short looks at the illegal wildlife pet trade and the role social media plays in the trade of exotic animals online.

  • NOW YOU SEE IT

    NOW YOU SEE IT

    2019 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Rebecca Manley (UK)
    0:03

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    Animated short about environmental damage, featuring the voice of Ewan McGregor.

  • ON THE COVER

    ON THE COVER

    2019 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Yegane Moghaddam (Iran)
    0:05

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    This animated film offers a bittersweet yet funny perspective on forest animals and the media.

  • OR ELSE EVERYBODY DIES

    OR ELSE EVERYBODY DIES

    2019 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: David Nast Cole (USA)
    0:02

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    Animated story of love, tragedy and the environment.

  • Organize for Our Lives

    Organize for Our Lives

    2020 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Local, Youth
    Director: Isaak Popkin (USA)
    0:07

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    What motivates young people to leave school and strike to call attention to global climate injustice? Through interviews with organizers and documentary coverage of the December 6, 2019, Climate Strike in Philadelphia, this student short sheds light on the answer.

  • OUR ALLEY SPARROWS

    OUR ALLEY SPARROWS

    2019 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Local, Youth
    Director: Zhivar Farajzadeh (Iran)
    0:02

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    A young boy splits his cookie and gives crumbs to the sparrows that sit in his alley tree every day. Password: tajik

  • Overload: America’s Toxic Love Story

    Overload: America’s Toxic Love Story

    2020 • Environmental Advocacy
    Director: Soozie Eastman (USA)
    1:11

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    Before starting a family, Soozie Eastman, daughter of an industrial chemical distributor, embarks on a journey to find out the levels of toxins in her body and explore what might be done to reduce them. She finds out that hundreds of synthetic toxins are now found in every baby born in America, and that government and chemical corporations are doing little to protect citizens. With guidance from world-renowned physicians and environmental leaders, interviews with scientists and politicians, and stories of everyday Americans, Soozie uncovers how we got to be so overloaded with chemicals and if there’s anything we can do to control our exposure.

  • Park Champions: Neighborhood Volunteers

    Park Champions: Neighborhood Volunteers

    2020 • Environmental Advocacy, Land, Local
    Director: James Wasserman, Valerie Keller, Richard Ladkani (USA)
    0:06

    People from across the city come out to help beautify their beloved Fairmount Park

  • PATRIMONIO

    PATRIMONIO

    2019 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Water
    Director: Lisa Jackson & Sarah Teale (USA/Mexico)
    1:23

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    In Baja, Mexico, a multinational developer plans to build an expansive luxury resort that will displace the local fishing community.  Faced with encroachment of their natural resources, depletion of the local ecology, and severe pollution, the fishermen band together to take on a multinational giant, challenging their own government, denouncing corruption and demanding justice.  A heroic story of inspired activism and a community that rallies to defend their land and their way of life.

  • Person of the Forest

    Person of the Forest

    2018 • Environmental Advocacy, Wildlife
    Director: Melissa Lesh (US)
    0:17

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    An intriguing glimpse into the habits of wild orangutans, who have been documented making pillows, fashioning umbrellas, and displaying regional greetings. With their habitat in the lowland rainforests of Borneo disappearing at an alarming rate, this research may be key in protecting this critically endangered species.

  • Petty’s Island: A Journey Back to Nature

    Petty’s Island: A Journey Back to Nature

    2020 • Environmental Advocacy, Land, Local, Water, Wildlife
    Director: Aidin Mickel, Jr (USA)
    0:22

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    A historical look at four centuries that shaped Petty’s Island, located in the Delaware River across from Camden, NJ.. The story is told from the perspective of the island as witness to events which took it from wilderness to various stages of development over the centuries and now is being returned to a natural state.

  • Plastic Addiction

    Plastic Addiction

    2020 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Local, Water, Youth
    Director: Taylor Redman (Hawaii, USA)
    0:02

    Hawaiian students deliver a pseudo-PSA addressing our modern addiction to plastic.

  • PolarBarry – Let’s Break the Ice!

    PolarBarry – Let’s Break the Ice!

    2020 • Adventure, Animation, Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Wouter Dijkstra (Netherlands)
    0:05

    An animated, mischievous polar bear interviews random eccentric North Pole characters about their views on climate change with varying results.

  • Pursuit

    Pursuit

    2018 • Adventure
    Director: Mike Olbinski (US)
    0:07

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    A self-professed “storm chaser” on an epic quest to capture Nature’s wildest skies.

  • QUEEN WITHOUT LAND

    QUEEN WITHOUT LAND

    2019 • Adventure, Climate, Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Asgeir Helgestad (Norway)
    1:25

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    A true story of the meeting between Frost, a beautiful polar bear mother, and a Norwegian wildlife filmmaker over four years. Rising temperatures are responsible for dramatic changes in Frost’s ecosystem as the ice in Svalbard, Norway, is melting at record speed. From complete darkness to the absolute light of the midnight sun, Svalbard transforms from a cold and inhospitable place to a joyous and lively scene of ice algae, fish, birds, and animals. But alongside these seasonal transformations, the disappearing sea challenges Frost’s survival. This film explores the question “can we afford to ignore this planet that is home to us all?”

  • Racoon and the Light

    Racoon and the Light

    2020 • Adventure, Animation, Wildlife
    Director: Hanna Kim (USA)
    0:04

    Charming animated adventure of a racoon finding a flashlight in the woods.

  • Renewal: Think Like a Scientist

    Renewal: Think Like a Scientist

    2020 • Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Land, Water, Youth
    Director: Jessica Plumb (USA)
    0:08

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    A young scientist from the Lower Elwah Klallam Tribe in the Pacific Northwest chronicles the largest dam removal in history in this heart-warming story of transformation and restoration.

  • REVIVING THE DELAWARE

    REVIVING THE DELAWARE

    2019 • Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Land, Water, Youth
    Director: Kimberly Paynter (USA)
    0:02

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    The vast improvement of the Delaware River in our region since the Clean Water Act. See the entire series on the Delaware River and the Clean Water Act here.

  • Riverblue

    Riverblue

    2017 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: David McIlvride and Roger Williams (Canada)
    1:30

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    Internationally renowned river advocate Mark Angelo takes us on a fascinating global journey that reveals the dark side of the fashion industry. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, our blue jeans literally are destroying rivers around the world. RiverBlue is a stunning call to action to manufacture our clothing in a more sustainable way. (3rd Party Provider)

  • Rocky Intertidal Zone

    Rocky Intertidal Zone

    2020 • Environmental Advocacy, Water
    Director: Irene Tejaratchi Hess (USA)
    0:03

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    A 7-year-old boy explores the Oregon Coast. Toy dinosaurs, art materials, and a small tank inspire his musings about ancient and present day life.

  • Sankofa Community Farm

    Sankofa Community Farm

    2018 • Food, Land, Local
    Director: Mitchell Smith (US)
    0:05

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    The Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden not only increases Southwest and West Philadelphia communities’ access to fresh, organic food, but helps people develop self-reliance and deepen their relationship with the land, their food, and each other.

  • SANKOFA, REMEMBERING OUR FUTURE

    SANKOFA, REMEMBERING OUR FUTURE

    2019 • Food, Land, Local
    Director: Mitchell Smith (USA)
    0:15

    Urban farming on Sankofa Farms in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and North Carolina, contribute greatly to those communities’ cultural, social, and nutritional growth.

  • Saving My Tomorrow

    Saving My Tomorrow

    2017 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Youth
    Director: Amy Schatz (US)
    0:30

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    Kids from around the world take on our biggest environmental challenges—from endangered animals and pollution to climate change. Behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History, scientists talk with kids about how organisms are affected by a changing earth. A lyrical mix of science, music, and stories of plants and animals in danger, this film—narrated in part by Tina Fey and Liam Neeson—celebrates the natural world and is a call from kids to all of us to help take care of the planet and everything on it. (3rd Party Provider)

  • Sea of Shadows

    Sea of Shadows

    2020 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water, Wildlife
    Director: Richard Ladkani (Austria)
    1:44

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    When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers target the rare and valuable totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, they also decimate the population of the vaquita, the world’s smallest whale. Environmental activists, marine biologists and undercover investigators join forces on a desperate mission to expose this black-market ring and save the vaquita from almost certain extinction in this real-life environmental thriller. Audience award winner at 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

  • See Animals

    See Animals

    2020 • Animation, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Scott Wenner (USA)
    0:02

    An elegant animated meditation on the beginning of the Sixth Extinction.

  • Shad Run

    Shad Run

    2020 • Environmental Advocacy, Local, Water, Wildlife
    Director: Ben Dorger, Becky Harlan (USA)
    0:25

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    The dedicated people who restored American shad to the Potomac River, after years of decline, illustrate what it means to care about your corner of the world. This is a story of place, possibility, and determination.

  • SHARKWATER EXTINCTION

    SHARKWATER EXTINCTION

    2019 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water, Wildlife
    Director: Rob Stewart (Canada)
    1:27

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    This thrilling, inspiring, action adventure journey follows the late filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it that is leading to the extinction of sharks.  From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica and France, to California, Stewart's third film dives into the often-violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade to expose the multi-billion dollar industry. Shark finning is still rampant, shark fin soup is still being consumed, and endangered sharks are being used to make products for human consumption. Stewart’s mission is to save the sharks and oceans before it’s too late.

  • Silas

    Silas

    2018 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Anjali Nayar (Canada/South Africa/Kenya)
    1.20

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    Liberian activist Silas Siakor is a tireless crusader against illegal logging. He’s watched multinational corporations wreak havoc on the environment by enriching themselves and impoverishing Liberians. Silas is a global tale about local issues, international intrigue, the power of politics, and the inspiring power of individuals to fight back.

  • THE BLACK MAMBAS

    THE BLACK MAMBAS

    2019 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Bruce Donnelly (South Africa)
    0:16

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    A group of black women from communities surrounding Kruger National Park formed South Africa’s first and only all-female, anti-poaching unit. They try to not only rescue their country's threatened rhino population but also to educate children and empower other women with programs in schools and communities.

  • The Call of the Pashmina

    The Call of the Pashmina

    2020 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Wildlife
    Director: Taira Malaney (India)
    0:16

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    A Kashmiri man quits his job and embarks on a journey to become a shepherd. Six years later, he starts the Pashmina Goat Project – an NGO to protect the Changpa community and their goats from the harsh implications of climate change.

  • The Cholita Climbers of Bolivia Scale Mountains in Skirts

    The Cholita Climbers of Bolivia Scale Mountains in Skirts

    2020 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Youth
    Director: Mariano Carranza (Bolivia)
    0:02

    “Cholitas” are Bolivian women with indigenous heritage known for their colorful attire. In the world’s highest capital city of La Paz, Bolivia, Cholitas are on a mission to overcome sexism and climb mountains in their traditional garb, stopping at nothing to attain the feeling of freedom that comes from scaling great heights.

  • The Conductor

    The Conductor

    2018 • Animation, Environmental Advocacy
    Director: Bethany Borg (UK)
    0:02

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    An old man creatively tries to green-up his dreary, urban world.

  • The Emergency Brake

    The Emergency Brake

    2020 • Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Youth
    Director: Macy How (Canada)
    0:04

    A student short set to the powerful words of Greta Thunberg, made by students who are passionate about the state of their world and future.

  • The Evolution of the Ocean

    The Evolution of the Ocean

    2020 • Adventure, Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water, Wildlife
    Director: Rafael Fernando Caballero (Spain)
    0:04

    Stunning cinematography captures the wonderful and constant evolution of the ocean. Inspired by the last sentence of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species: “Whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

  • The Fight for Flight

    The Fight for Flight

    2019 • Wildlife
    Director: Jason Whalen & Chris Zuker

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    A story of the birds migrating through the Great Lakes and the people who interact with them through research, rehab and conservation efforts.

  • THE GOOD CUP

    THE GOOD CUP

    2019 • Wildlife
    Director: Sabine Schwab (UK)
    0:18

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    Our love for good coffee is causing a mountain of landfill. This film explains how we got into this cup mess and what we can do to get out of it.

  • The Great Green Wall

    The Great Green Wall

    2020 • Adventure, Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Local
    Director: Jared P. Scott (Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Ethiopia, UK)
    1:30

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    The effects of climate change on Africa’s Sahel region are devastating. Yet hope lies in the Great Green Wall—an ambitious reforestation project spanning the entire continent – as a way to fight back against climate change and to restore economies. In this highly entertaining story of resilience and self-determination (executive-produced by Fernando Meirelles, Academy Award-nominee of “City of God”), Malian musician and activist Inna Modja journeys from Senegal to Djibouti gathering stories and sharing songs with those on the frontline of the fight to save their land and their ways of life.  

  • The Guardian Elephant Warriors of Reteti

    The Guardian Elephant Warriors of Reteti

    2020 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Ami Vitale (Kenya, USA)
    0:04

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    Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is the first ever community-owned and -run elephant sanctuary in Africa. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants. A powerful story about the changing relationship between people and the animals they are protecting.

  • THE HUMAN ELEMENT

    THE HUMAN ELEMENT

    2019 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Water
    Director: Matthew Testa (US)
    1:17

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    Humans are a force of nature. As human activities alter the basic elements of life – earth, air, water, and fire – those elements change human life in turn. In this riveting and visually rich drama blending art and science, we follow renowned environmental photographer James Balog as he explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air supply. With compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT highlights Americans who are on the frontlines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world. This film tells an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.

  • The Islands and the Whales

    The Islands and the Whales

    2017 • Environmental Advocacy, Food, Global Perspectives, Water, Wildlife
    Director: Mike Day (UK, Denmark)
    1:23

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    On the isolated Faroe Islands, halfway between Scotland and Iceland, the descendants of the Vikings find their longtime whale hunting practices threatened by animal rights activism, plummeting wildlife populations, and rising mercury levels. (3rd Party Provider)

  • THE LAST GREEN THREAD

    THE LAST GREEN THREAD

    2019 • Environmental Advocacy, Food, Global Perspectives, Water, Wildlife
    Director: Daniel Schmidt (USA)
    0:18

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    In 2018, three friends set out on a river journey into the most rapidly developing landscape in Central Florida, finding wildlife and nature in some surprising places.

  • THE NEED TO GROW

    THE NEED TO GROW

    2019 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Food, Land
    Director: Rob Herring (USA)
    1:36

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    There is alarming evidence that there are only 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth. This film reveals the potential of localized food production and some amazing new inventions to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and restore the Earth. THE NEED TO GROW follows the personal journeys of solution innovators as they fight to heal our broken food system and regenerate our planet's dying soils.

  • THE NEW FIRE

    THE NEW FIRE

    2017 • Climate, Energy
    Director: David Schumacher
    1:24

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    What if the solution to climate change is hiding in plain sight? Nuclear power has been vilified in popular culture and among much of the environmental community. Yet the next-generation reactors currently in development may actually be key to avoiding global catastrophe. The young entrepreneurs heading this energy revolution realize they’re up against more than the climate clock – they need to convince all of us that the new nuclear is safe and achievable.

  • The River and The Wall

    The River and The Wall

    2020 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Water
    Director: Ben Masters (USA)
    1:37

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    Five adventurous friends travel through the wilds of the Texas borderlands, journeying 1,200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes and canoes. They set out to document the potential impacts of a border wall on the natural environment, but as wilderness gives way to the more populated Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters.

  • THE RIVER OF THE KUKAMAS

    THE RIVER OF THE KUKAMAS

    2019 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Water
    Director: Nika Belianina (Peru)
    0:08

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    Born from the Spirit of the River, Kukama people of Peru have a special connection with the water as the river shrinks and grows throughout the year, affecting the lives of its citizens. But their culture is quickly disappearing.

  • THE SCIENCE OF COLLECTIVE DISCOVERY

    THE SCIENCE OF COLLECTIVE DISCOVERY

    2019 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Water
    Director: Brett Abramsky (USA)
    0:19

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    Citizen scientists are advancing scientific discoveries using open hardware and open source principles—and they’re doing it all from their own backyards.

  • THE SERENGETI RULES

    THE SERENGETI RULES

    2019 • Adventure, Global Perspectives
    Director: Nicholas Brown (UK)
    1:24

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    In the 1960s, five young scientists explored some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth – from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools – and discovered a single set of rules that governs all life.  Their surprising discoveries flip our understanding of nature on its head and offer new hope for restoring our world. One of the most important but untold science stories of our time – a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet.

  • The Shaman & the Scientist

    The Shaman & the Scientist

    2018 • Adventure, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Water
    Director: Sarah Hutt (US)
    0:14

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    From the Peruvian Amazon to an American lab, two very different men race to mine traditional plant medicine for new compounds to treat diseases like dementia and schizophrenia before precious resources are lost forever. (3rd Party Provider)

  • THE SILVER BRANCH

    THE SILVER BRANCH

    2019 • Global Perspectives, Land
    Director: Katrina Costello (Ireland)
    1:13

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    THE SILVER BRANCH is about one man's journey through life and his search to reconnect with nature and culture as primary sources from which we learn a deeper understanding of ourselves and our surroundings.  In this bittersweet evocation of the end of an era, an Irish farmer/poet, deeply entwined with ancestral traditions and the natural world, must stand up for all that is sacred to him when the government threatens his way of life. The viewer is invited to follow in mindful meditation and to take a journey into the self, leading to a deep connection with the Earth and our ancestral wild spirit.

  • The Story of Plastic

    The Story of Plastic

    2020 • Adventure, Climate, Energy, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Water
    Director: Deia Schlosberg (Belgium, China, India, Indonesia, Phillipines, USA)
    1:25

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    An important and provocative exposé, this film brings into focus the alarming, human-made crisis of a world overflowing with toxic material. Using striking footage, original animations, and archival material that highlight the disastrous impact of the manufacture and use of plastics, the film sheds new light on this threat to the life and health of animals, humans and civilization of Earth – and the global movement rising up in response.

  • The Wasted Effort

    The Wasted Effort

    2020 • Environmental Advocacy, Food, Global Perspectives, Land
    Director: Muhammed Bozbey (Turkey)
    0:05

    In a small town in Turkey, a man casually throws away half a loaf of bread when it becomes stale. Time starts to rewind and we see everything that had to happen to get that loaf of bread to his table.

  • Thriving with Their Feet Wet

    Thriving with Their Feet Wet

    2018 • Land, Local, Wildlife
    Director: Mitchell Smith (US)
    0:04

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    The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is working to protect one of the cleanest aquifers in America, a vast reserve of fresh water that underlies southern New Jersey. Yet this aquifer and the tiny colorful frogs that depend on it—the threatened Pine Barrens Tree Frog—are under severe environmental stress.

  • Throat Singing in Kangirsuk

    Throat Singing in Kangirsuk

    2020 • Adventure, Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land
    Director: Eva Kauai (Canada)
    0:03

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    Nunavik native women practice the mesmerizing art of throat singing in their small Inuit village. Their voices carry through the four seasons of their Arctic land.

  • Tribes on the Edge

    Tribes on the Edge

    2020 • Adventure, Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives, Land, Water
    Director: Céline Cousteau (USA/Brazil)
    1:40

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    Building on a family legacy of exploration and environmental filmmaking, Céline Cousteau journeys to the Brazilian Amazon at the request of tribal leaders to bear witness to the indigenous communities' fight for survival. She shares their rarely seen stories of cultural pride and traditional ways of life set against the legacy of colonialism, and documents the ever-present threats to their land and their looming health crises triggered by contact with outsiders.

  • Use Me

    Use Me

    2018 • Environmental Advocacy, Global Perspectives
    Director: Abyed Hasan (Bangladesh)
    0:01

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    Can you be inspired to do the right thing by observing others?

  • Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

    Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

    2018 • Environmental Advocacy, Food, Land
    Director: Anna Chai and Nari Kye (US)
    1:26

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    Through the eyes of chefs like Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali, this fascinating film aims for nothing less than to change the way people buy, cook, and eat food. WASTED! shows the world’s most influential chefs transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system, and exposes the criminality of food waste, explaining how it directly contributes to climate change. (3rd Party Provider)

  • Water & Power: A California Heist

    Water & Power: A California Heist

    2017 • Climate, Food, Land, Water
    Director: Marina Zeinovic

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    California residents and farmers face powerful barons in the struggle to secure water rights in this fresh historical account of profit and interests.

  • WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS

    WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS

    2019 • Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Jon Kasbe (USA)
    1:20

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    In a Kenyan town on the border of wildlife conservation land, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline. For the poachers, conservationists are not only winning their campaign to value elephant life over ivory, but over human life as well. Why do hunters risk death, arrest, and the moral outrage of the world out of a desperate effort to provide for their families? A rare and visually compelling look into the perspectives and motives of the people at the center of the conservation divide.  

  • WHO’S YOUR FARMER?

    WHO’S YOUR FARMER?

    2019 • Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Jessica Lingle (USA)
    0:13

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    Do you know where your food comes from? This film explores farming through the eyes of local farmers who care about the land, the water, and the people they feed.

  • WOLF CALL

    WOLF CALL

    2019 • Global Perspectives, Wildlife
    Director: Ramey Newell (Canada)
    0:10

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    Filmed entirely at a remote wolf sanctuary in the Wet Mountains of southern Colorado, this film asks us to rethink our relationship to wild and captive animals, as well as to the world we together inhabit.

  • Words Have Power

    Words Have Power

    2020 • Climate, Environmental Advocacy, Land, Water, Youth
    Director: Lynne Cherry (USA)
    0:06

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    10-year-old Jaysa rallies the community with her speeches about how the local power plant causes asthma and other health problems. When they succeed in shutting down the power plant, she concludes that “words have power.”